iPod Connector... FW 400... even 800?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by sukanas, Jul 25, 2008.

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    sukanas

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    i was wondering why theres no FW400 for the new ipods... doesn't make sense why they couldnt make that an option..?
     
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    EricNau

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    Basically, it takes up more physical space (i.e. room) in the device, so Apple decided to remove firewire support in exchange for a smaller device.
     
  3. TEG
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    TEG

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    It is due to the extra cost involved in using the Firewire Chips. I for one would like to see Firewire come back, but I doubt it will happen, unless USB 3.0 fails.

    You can still use Firewire for charging all iPod devices, including the iPhone.

    TEG
     
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    aross99

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    ...except for the iPhone 3G. It charges with USB only.

    Makes me wonder if ALL new iPods will charge only with USB from this point forward...
     

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